SENIOR LEVEL ATTENTION
We offer our services in a highly personal format ensuring our clients senior level attention including working directly with the principals of our firm.
TIMOTHY M. MAYNARD
founder & Managing Director
Tim is founder and Managing Director of Overcrest. He has over 25 years of experience in industry and financial services, principally as a corporate deal maker. Tim formed Overcrest out of a desire to help address the growing need among lower middle market companies for high quality M&A advisory services by providing them with a personalized service offering and senior partner-level attention. Before forming Overcrest, Tim served as VP of Corporate Development for FEI Company, a leading analytical instrument company in the electron microscopy space, serving semiconductor, electronic, industrial and life science research customers. Previously, he served as VP of Corporate Development for Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, a leading life science tools, specialty chemical and technology company. Prior to joining Sigma-Aldrich, Tim was a Director of Corporate Development with Thermo Fisher Scientific and its predecessor, Thermo Electron Corporation. He started his career in financial services, working in several roles including investment banking with a large regional bank and investment strategy for a life insurance company. He has extensive deal experience, having completed over 70 M&A transactions. He received an MBA from the F.W. Olin School at Babson College. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Advisory Council of New Mountain Capital Partners., where he advises on portfolio matters and new platform opportunities.
JAMES H. DACOSTA
Jim serves as a Senior Advisor with Overcrest. Jim brings over 30 years of experience as a corporate deal maker, executive and business owner. Prior to joining Overcrest, Jim served as VP of Corporate Development for Analogic, a Massachusetts based technology company, until his retirement in 2018. Prior to joining Analogic, Jim was Director of Corporate Development with Kadant Inc., a Chelmsford, MA manufacturer of industrial processing equipment focused on the pulp and paper industry. Previously he served as head of Corporate Development for Thermo Electron Corporation where he executed numerous acquisitions and divestitures in the life science tools, medical device, analytical technologies and industrial spaces. Earlier in his career he founded Lifetech Partners, a boutique investment bank focused on healthcare, medtech and industrial. He has completed over 70 acquisitions and divestitures with a transaction value over $1.8 billion. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BS in Mathematics, earned an MBA in Finance from Boston College and served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.
RUBEN MELLA, CFA
Ruben serves as a Senior Advisor with Overcrest where he supports valuation, analytics, and diligence and transaction support activities. Prior to joining Overcrest, Ruben served as VP of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Aegion, a St. Louis based infrastructure company. Ruben previously worked as Director of Investor Relations for Monsanto, a world leader in crop science. Previously, he worked as Director of Investor Relations for Anhueser-Busch after a progression of managerial finance and planning roles. He began his career as an aerospace engineer with the Pratt Whitney business of United Technologies where he worked on engine design matters for military aircraft.